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dc.contributor.authorLau, WWYen
dc.contributor.authorShiran, Yen
dc.contributor.authorBailey, RMen
dc.contributor.authorCook, Een
dc.contributor.authorStuchtey, MRen
dc.contributor.authorKoskella, Jen
dc.contributor.authorVelis, CAen
dc.contributor.authorGodfrey, Len
dc.contributor.authorBoucher, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, MBen
dc.contributor.authorThompson, RCen
dc.contributor.authorJankowska, Een
dc.contributor.authorCastillo Castillo, Aen
dc.contributor.authorPilditch, TDen
dc.contributor.authorDixon, Ben
dc.contributor.authorKoerselman, Len
dc.contributor.authorKosior, Een
dc.contributor.authorFavoino, Een
dc.contributor.authorGutberlet, Jen
dc.contributor.authorBaulch, Sen
dc.contributor.authorAtreya, MEen
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Den
dc.contributor.authorHe, KKen
dc.contributor.authorPetit, MMen
dc.contributor.authorSumaila, URen
dc.contributor.authorNeil, Een
dc.contributor.authorBernhofen, MVen
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Ken
dc.contributor.authorPalardy, JEen
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T17:31:28Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-18en
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075en
dc.identifier.other0en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/16767
dc.descriptionNo embargo required.en
dc.description.abstract

<jats:p>Plastic pollution is a pervasive and growing problem. To estimate the effectiveness of interventions to reduce plastic pollution, we modeled stocks and flows of municipal solid waste and four sources of microplastics through the global plastic system for five scenarios between 2016 and 2040. Implementing all feasible interventions reduced plastic pollution by 40% from 2016 rates and 78% relative to “business as usual” in 2040. Even with immediate and concerted action, 710 million metric tons of plastic waste cumulatively entered aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. To avoid a massive build-up of plastic in the environment, coordinated global action is urgently needed to reduce plastic consumption; increase rates of reuse, waste collection, and recycling; expand safe disposal systems; and accelerate innovation in the plastic value chain.</jats:p>

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dc.format.extent1455 - 1461en
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)en
dc.titleEvaluating scenarios toward zero plastic pollutionen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.issue6510en
plymouth.volume369en
plymouth.journalScienceen
dc.identifier.doi10.1126/science.aba9475en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA07 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Marine Institute
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dcterms.dateAccepted2020-07-02en
dc.rights.embargodate2020-12-24en
dc.identifier.eissn1095-9203en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1126/science.aba9475en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-09-18en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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